MEDIA ADVISORY: Prime Minister to join freshwater experts today at Healthy Waters Summit

OTTAWA, June 12, 2017 /CNW/ - The findings of four years of research into the state of Canada's watersheds will be shared at WWF-Canada's Healthy Waters Summit in Ottawa today, June 12, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau scheduled to speak at the closing reception.

Along with revealing Watershed Report findings, the summit brings leading freshwater voices from academia, Indigenous communities, government, local groups and business together under one roof to discuss solutions for improved freshwater health for wildlife and communities that depend on this critical resource.

Panellists will explore the power of citizen science, Indigenous perspectives on healthy waters, the role of business in freshwater sustainability, community action and the open data movement in Canada. Visit here for the summit agenda with a full list of panellists.


  • David Miller, WWF-Canada president and CEO will be available at 9:45 a.m.
  • Elizabeth Hendriks, WWF-Canada vice-president of freshwater conservation will be available at 9:45 a.m.
  • Kat Hartwig, executive director of Living Lakes Canada, will be available at 10:45 a.m.
  • Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, will deliver closing remarks at 6:30 p.m.*
  • Other participants may be available upon request

WHEN: Today, June 12, 2017; 9:45 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.*
* Accredited media who wish to attend Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's closing remarks will need to be present with all their equipment at the Queen's Lantern room of the Canadian Museum of Nature no later than 5:45 p.m.


  • Summit sessions: The Lord Elgin, 100 Elgin St., Ottawa
  • Closing reception: Canadian Museum of Nature, 240 McLeod St., Ottawa


For further information: For media accreditation or to request an interview, contact: Sarah MacWhirter, senior manager strategic communications,, +1 416-347-1894.


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